Thursday, 27 April 2017

Catching up


Well, since my last post I realised that it isn't spring yet! It is freezing here in Lincolnshire, thermal vests, woolly hats and scarves have all been pulled on again and the plants in the garden are looking very cold and sad. Those in the greenhouse are still hopeful, but rather long and leggy. I have had a month of finishing quilts and seem to have got very far behind with photographing and showing you everything. So this week I am hoping to catch up, so here goes.....

This is the finished Woodland cot quilt started in the last blog post:

Woodland quilt by Green Star Quilts

Oh I do love this quilt and it was hard to let it go to the soon to be born new owner. I have had this owl fabric for a while and it turned out to be just perfect for this quilt.

Woodland quilt by Green Star Quilts
I think I could improve on the badger next time, but the other woodland animals went together very well.
Woodland quilt by Green Star Quilts
and the backing is woodlandy too.....

Woodland quilt by Green Star Quilts
I have finally mastered the machined binding, following Alison's excellent tutorial on her blog
  Cluck Cluck Sew It gives a really great finish once you get good at making the corners fold accurately.

The next quilt finished is a memory quilt for Catherine made from striped t shirts, which was in the blog before last.... yes, I really wasn't joking about getting behind with the photos and blog:

Memory Quilt by Green Star Quilts
This is a single bed size and also looks lovely on our sofa.... it's a good thing I had to give it to the real owner soon after it are finished.... The washed t shirts were so soft too:

Memory Quilt by Green Star Quilts
The design was inspired by the African fabric hanging behind the sofa....

Memory Quilt by Green Star Quilts
The next quilt is one I made towards the end of the month at top speed for a first birthday present for Linsey to give her nephew:

First Bed quilt by Green Star Quilts
It features lots of things from Jude's first year of life including Hampton Court Maze, a London bus and taxi, a stay in a caravan and the Peter Rabbit story.

First Bed Size Quilt by Green Star Quilts
His superman vest was included too and I had to look up which way the S went, easy to get it upside down!

First Bed size Quilt by Green Star Quilts
Last of all I have just finished a small cot quilt for James to give his new nephew, which has just been posted off today:

small cot size quilt by Green Star Quilts
The backing is the same white with a blue spot fabric which I love for baby quilts:

small cot size quilt by Green Star Quilts
So that's it, all up to date, parcels posted in time for the May Bank Holiday and now all I have to do is tidy the sewing room and then and only then will I show you that too! 

In the meantime I am helping with the confetti plans for daughter's wedding in August, cones made from paper doiles and filled with dried lavender.... Has anyone done this?? Do you know how the doiles are folded? It looks simple on the internet but I have yet to try it! 

I hope I will be more organised next month and not have to bombard you with photos and a really long blog post too, sometimes the quilting life just runs away with me!

I hope you are having a super organised week and your sewing areas are incredibly tidy, your ironing piles tiny and dinner is cooked for you every evening,

Very best wishes and kind regards,
Sue
PS. Thank you to Amanda Jean for her weekly link up at Crazy Mom Quilts. She is so inspirational and generous with her ideas.













1 comment:

  1. Oh my gracious, how creative you are. I love your little baby quilts! Well done!

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Sue